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20 albums, a year in review – Brandon Zolman From HGWD

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20 albums, a year in review 

by Brandon Zolman from Heaven’s Gateway Drugs


Singing Saw

Artist: Kevin Morby

Release Date: April 15, 2016

Producer: Sam Cohen

Label: Dead Oceans

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Alt-Folk

                     Tess & Dave

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Artist: Tess & Dave

Release Date: August 26, 2016

Producer: David Vandervelde

Label: Friendship Fever

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Lush-Psych-Pop, Smooth-70’s-Rock

                    Eternally Even

Artist: Jim James

Release Date: November 4, 2016

Producer: Jim James, Blake Mills

Label: ATO, Capitol

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Neo-Psych, Funk

                Light Upon the Lake

Artist: Whitney

Release Date: June 3, 2016

Producer: Jonathan Rado, Whitney (Julien Ehrlich, Max Kakacek)

Label: Secretly Canadian

Genre: Singer- Songwriter, Indie-Folk, Psych-Pop


Artist: Sam Evian

Release Date: September 30, 2016

Producer: Sam Evian

Label: Saddle Creek Records

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Dream-Pop, Easy Listening


Double Vanity


Release Date: June 10, 2016

Producer: Jared Evans, Chad Copelin (Blackwatch Studios)

Label: Dine Alone

Genre: Lo-Fi/Alt/Indie-Rock, Alt/Garage-Punk,

                  Ape in Pink Marble

Artist: Devendra Banhart

Release Date: September 23, 2016

Producer: Devendra Banhart, Noah Georgeson, Josiah Steinbrick

Label: Nonesuch Records

Genre: Singer/Songwriter, Indie-Folk

                   Awaken, My Love!

Artist: Childish Gambino

Release Date: December 2, 2016

Producer: Donald Glover, Ludwig Göransson

Label: Glassnote Records

Genre: Funk, R&B, Soul


Artist: Wilco

Release Date: September 9, 2016

Producer: Jeff Tweedy, Tom Schick

Label: Dbpm Records, Anti-

Genre: Alt/Folk/Rock


Artist: Charlie Hilton

Release Date: January 22, 2016

Producer: Jacob Portrait, Jarvis Taveniere

Label: Captured Tracks

Genre: Pop/Chamber Pop/Electro Pop/Experimental Pop


Artist: Charles Bradley

Release Date: April 1, 2016

Producer: Thomas Brenneck

Label: Daptone/Dunham Records

Genre: Soul/R&B/Funk

                    untitled unmastered  

Artist: Kendrick Lamar

Release Date: March 4, 2016

Producer: Astronote, Bizness Boi, Cardo, Egypt Daoud,

                 DJ Khalil, DJ Spinz, Frank Dukes, Hit-Boy,

                 Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Swizz Beatz, Adrian Younge,

                 Yung Exclusive, Ritz Reynolds

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope

Genre: Hip-Hop, West Coast-Rap, Funk, Jazz

                       Mangy Love

Artist: Cass Mccombs

Release Date: August 26, 2016

Producer: Cass McCombs, Rob Schnapf, Dan Horne, Sam Owens

Label: Anti-

Genre: Singer-Songwriter/Indie-Rock

                            The Party

Artist: Andy Shauf

Release Date: May 20, 2016

Producer: Andy Shauf

Label: Anti-

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Alt-indie-pop

                   You Want it Darker

Artist: Leonard Cohen

Release Date: October 21, 2016

Producer: Leonard Cohen, Adam Cohen, Patrick Leonard

Label: Columbia

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Rock

                   A Sailors Guide To Earth

Artist: Sturgill Simpson

Release Date: April 15, 2016

Producer: Sturgill Simpson

Label: Atlantic

Genre: Outlaw-Country, Americana, Psych-Rock


Artist: David Bowie

Release Date: January 8, 2016

Producer: David Bowie, Tony Visconti

Label: ISO, RCA, Columbia, Sony

Genre: Art-Rock, Jazz, Experimental-Rock

         City Sun Eater in the River of Light

Artist: Woods

Release Date: April 8, 2016

Producer: Jarvis Taveniere, Jeremy Earl

Label: Woodsist

Genre: Psych-folk, African-jazz, indie-rock


                  People Can’t Stop Chillin

Artist: SPORTS

Release Date: October 21, 2016

Producer: Cale Chronister, Chad Copelin (Blackwatch Studios)

Label: n/a

Genre: Dream-Pop, Psych-Pop, Disco-Shoegaze, 80’s-synth-pop

                             Pearl Charles

Artist: Pearl Charles

Release Date: July 28, 2016

Producer: Matt Adams, Scott Kinnebrew, Jordan Chini, Joel Jerome

Label: Burger, Kanine

Genre: Alt-Country, Desert-Rock, Americana, Folk


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